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Sri Lanka flood toll hits 11, thousands more homeless

Sri Lanka flood toll hits 11, thousands more homeless

May 18,2016 , 12:20 PM IST | International
Heavy rains in Sri Lanka for two days have left at least 11 people dead. "over 200 000 people were affected by the flood and had to find shelter in care centres", said a spokesperson for  a disaster management centre.
Assad Family's Passion For Money and Fake Diplomas

Assad Family's Passion For Money and Fake Diplomas

May 18,2016 , 12:17 PM IST | International
Fascinated by easy money, the Assad Family's members who has been ruling over Syria since 1970 is also fond of amassing credentials through cheating and violence.
Venezuela To Defy State of Emergency

Venezuela To Defy State of Emergency

May 18,2016 , 11:36 AM IST | International
Today Venezuela expects to have a high risk day as the opposition called for demonstrations to demand referendum to have President Maduro dismissed, in the wake of a sudden rise of tension between the two sides.
Mumbai's SlumGods Vs Poverty, Corruption and Crime

Mumbai's SlumGods Vs Poverty, Corruption and Crime

May 17,2016 , 02:00 PM IST | National
In the chaotic, cramped streets of the Kurla West slums in Mumbai, the familiar sounds of Bollywood music spill out of endless windows, tea stands and passing phones. It is the soundtrack to everyday life in India’s biggest city – yet the songs, which speak of a life of glamour and wealth, reflect little of the world into which they are played.
8.4% growth rate achieved under Primary Sector Mission: AP CM

8.4% growth rate achieved under Primary Sector Mission: AP CM

May 17,2016 , 11:19 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
To fight drought and be prepared to the country's future needs, Modi's government is launching a mammoth project that will link 37 great rivers. For what benefits ?
Bold lips, flowy gowns: Aishwarya Rai, Sonam Kapoor's looks at Cannes 2016 are stunning

Bold lips, flowy gowns: Aishwarya Rai, Sonam Kapoor's looks at Cannes 2016 are stunning

May 17,2016 , 10:32 AM IST | Fashion
Chances are, you probably have been seeing Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Sonam Kapoor on your timeline all through the weekend. It is the Cannes International Film Festival, after all. This year, both the ladies chose sassy, bold and experimental looks and pretty much collectively won our hearts.
PM Modi's Power Scheme Brings Electricity and Brides To Anandpur

PM Modi's Power Scheme Brings Electricity and Brides To Anandpur

May 16,2016 , 02:33 PM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Ram Kishore searched long and hard to find a suitable wife for his son, but his efforts only paid off when electricity finally came to his village this year.
15 Year Old Owns Biggest Vintage Apple Computers Collection

15 Year Old Owns Biggest Vintage Apple Computers Collection

May 16,2016 , 11:46 AM IST | Technology
15 years old Alex Jason who started it in 2010, is the owner of one of the largest Apple old computers collection in the United States. And he is about to make them available to the public.
Philippines President Duterte Seeks To Re-establish Death Penalty

Philippines President Duterte Seeks To Re-establish Death Penalty

May 16,2016 , 10:51 AM IST | International
Philippines newly elected President Rodrigo Duterte states he seeks to reestablish the death penalty and to empower the police forces "to shoot to kill".
AgustaWestland chopper deal: Now, UK finds flaws in India’s request for ‘middleman’ Christian Michel’s extradition

AgustaWestland chopper deal: Now, UK finds flaws in India’s request for ‘middleman’ Christian Michel’s extradition

May 13,2016 , 04:04 PM IST | International Business
After refusing to deport liquor baron Vijay Mallya, the United Kingdom has now found deficiencies in India’s request seeking extradition of British citizen and alleged middleman in the VVIP chopper deal, Christian Michel.

"Legend" Football Player Zlatan Ibrahimovic To Play His Last Game

May 13,2016 , 02:46 PM IST | Sports
Swedish Soccer superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced himself via his Twitter account on Friday May 13th in the morning that he will be leaving from the French football club Paris Saint-Germain club at the end of the season with regard to his contract.
No Indian Film Competing For Cannes Film Festival's Most Prestigious Award, Why ?

No Indian Film Competing For Cannes Film Festival's Most Prestigious Award, Why ?

May 13,2016 , 12:14 PM IST | Cinema
No Indian film was selected for the Festival de Cannes's most wanted prize. This has been a constant since 1994. 
Rare Video Shows Killer Whales Hunting Down a Shark

Rare Video Shows Killer Whales Hunting Down a Shark

May 13,2016 , 11:51 AM IST | International
A drone amateur videotape showed with the help of a drone a shark being hunted by four killer whales. These rare images immediately went viral in Australia.
Pekinese 29 Years Old Man's Death In Custody Spark Massive Protest in China

Pekinese 29 Years Old Man's Death In Custody Spark Massive Protest in China

May 13,2016 , 11:05 AM IST | International
The Chinese people seldom adopt a collective response to an anonymous's death. However, Pekinese 29 years old's death as he was being held by the police resulted in significant protests among the media and the Internet community.
Futuristic 'Hyperloop' Train Passes High-Speed Test

Futuristic 'Hyperloop' Train Passes High-Speed Test

May 12,2016 , 03:54 PM IST | Technology
It only lasted about two seconds, but wow, what a sort of thrilling two seconds it was! Hyperloop One, the LA-based startup striving to realize Elon Musk's pipe dream, conducted it's first public open-air test in the Nevada desert Wednesday.
Air Pollution Causes 7m Premature Deaths a Year, WHO Data Says

Air Pollution Causes 7m Premature Deaths a Year, WHO Data Says

May 12,2016 , 02:43 PM IST | International
More than eight-in-ten people living in urban areas are affected by the atmospheric pollution in the world. And the situation will continue to worsen more particularly in emerging countries. 
Google Programmers Propose New Set of Working Women Emoji

Google Programmers Propose New Set of Working Women Emoji

May 12,2016 , 12:03 PM IST | International
Take a look at your phone's emoji list. Notice how the only people representing jobs (such as police officers and construction workers) are men, while women are limited to brides and princesses? Some Google developers aren't happy with that one-sided state of affairs.
We are Nizami, Says Pakistan Jamaat

We are Nizami, Says Pakistan Jamaat

May 12,2016 , 10:52 AM IST | International
He was sentenced to death for war crimes in 2014, Motiur Rahman Nizami was hanged in a Dhaka prison during the night of 10/11 May. His followers call for paralyzing Bangladesh for twenty-four hours.
When a Lamborghini Gallardo is Turned into the Batmobile

When a Lamborghini Gallardo is Turned into the Batmobile

May 12,2016 , 10:24 AM IST | Auto
Since 1999, super cars and famous pilots gather at the Gumball 3000 for illegal race across the world. From Dublin to Bucharest - the arrival is scheduled on May 6th - the competition hosted among its competitors an unusual vehicle: A Batmobile, based on Lamborghini Gallardo's chassis.
Chaitanya Tamhane's

Chaitanya Tamhane's "Court" Review

May 11,2016 , 03:14 PM IST | Cinema
Born in Bombay, holder of an English Literature degree, Chaitanya Tamhane who is not 30 yet, has already directed a militant documentary feature film on plagiarism in Indian films ("Four Step Plan, 2006"), a successful play ("Grey Elephants in Denmark") and a noteworthy fiction short film "Strands" (2010).
70 Years Old Woman Gives Birth To First Baby

70 Years Old Woman Gives Birth To First Baby

May 11,2016 , 02:26 PM IST | National
She stated she does not feel like being too old to raise a child. 70 years old Daljinder Kaur gave birth to her first child. She delivered a boy named Armaanon with the help of in vitro fertilization in a specialized clinic in the northern state of Haryana  on April 19th.
Tonight Alliance Francaise of Hyderabad Is Screening Acclaimed Film

Tonight Alliance Francaise of Hyderabad Is Screening Acclaimed Film "Tomboy"

May 11,2016 , 11:28 AM IST | Cinema
Laure, 10 years old, is definitely a tomboy. She and her family have just moved into a new neighborhood. Although the little girl longs to make friends her age, she isn’t quite certain how to go about it. Then, one day, she meets Lisa, and  the two girls get hit off. However, when Lisa makes the assumption that her new friend is a boy, Laure takes the identity of Mikael, and quitely plays along.
Islamist Leader Motiur Rahman  Nizami Hanged in Bangladesh

Islamist Leader Motiur Rahman Nizami Hanged in Bangladesh

May 11,2016 , 10:17 AM IST | International
Bangladeshi Islamist leader was hanged on Tuesday 10th just before midnight, in Dhaka capital's prison. In 2014 he was convicted of war crimes during the war of independence from Pakistan in 1971.
Cannes Film Festival Opening Tonight with Woodly Allen's

Cannes Film Festival Opening Tonight with Woodly Allen's "Cafe Society"

May 11,2016 , 10:11 AM IST | Cinema
Tonight the Festival de Cannes  begins with Woody Allen's latest movie "Cafe Society". For the American director, going to Cannes is "like going on vacations. I show my movie, I'm not even competing, the audience is very friendly, they like movies", says Woody Allen who won't accept to compete for the Palme d'Or.
Dhallywood - Bangladesh's Dream Factory

Dhallywood - Bangladesh's Dream Factory

May 10,2016 , 01:58 PM IST | Cinema
Love, hatred, murders, blood, music and flashy colours recall Bollywood's aesthetics, except perhaps when it comes to the production capacities. Photographer Sarker Protick dived into Dakha's cinema studio.
French Green Representative Resigns Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

French Green Representative Resigns Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

May 10,2016 , 11:17 AM IST | International
French Green representative resigned from the position of Vice-President of the National Assembly on Monday after being accused of harassment and sexual assaults of fellow female politicians.
Philippines -

Philippines - "Dirty Duterte" Holds Lead in Opinion Polls

May 10,2016 , 11:03 AM IST | International
It seems that the one whose candidacy that first appeared as fanciful, and which was finally announced in November 2015 after staging his own doubts, is unstoppable. "Dirty Duterte" 's victory is predicted by all national poll institutes.
Syrian prisoners in deal to end mutiny: rights activists

Syrian prisoners in deal to end mutiny: rights activists

May 10,2016 , 10:08 AM IST | International
After the regime's security forces attacked the prison, where a mutiny took place after it was announced that 5 prisoners who had been sentenced to death were to be transferred to the Saidnaya prison, North of Damas, where many prisoners have been executed, says the NGO.
France's Most Popular Satirical Evening TV Show Loses Its Emblematic Host

France's Most Popular Satirical Evening TV Show Loses Its Emblematic Host

May 09,2016 , 02:10 PM IST | International
FRANCE'S popular satirical evening TV show Le Petit Journal is losing its host and founder this summer - in the latest of a series of changes at broadcaster Canal+. 
Hyderabad Woman Maid Tortured to Death in Saudi Arabia

Hyderabad Woman Maid Tortured to Death in Saudi Arabia

May 09,2016 , 11:50 AM IST | Hyderabad
Hyderabad: A 25-year-old woman from Hyderabad, who went to Saudi Arabia to work as a 'house maid', was allegedly tortured to death, as she succumbed to her injuries while undergoing treatment at the King Saud hospital for chest diseases in Saudi Arabia.